Proverbs 18:15
New International Version
The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.

New Living Translation
Intelligent people are always ready to learn. Their ears are open for knowledge.

English Standard Version
An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Berean Study Bible
The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks it out.

King James Bible
The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

New King James Version
The heart of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

New American Standard Bible
The mind of the discerning acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

NASB 1995
The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

NASB 1977
The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Amplified Bible
The mind of the prudent [always] acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise [always] seeks knowledge.

Christian Standard Bible
The mind of the discerning acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The mind of the discerning acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks it.

American Standard Version
The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; And the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
An ordered heart possesses wisdom, and the ear of the wise listens to knowledge.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The heart of the sensible man purchases discretion; and the ears of the wise seek understanding.

Contemporary English Version
Everyone with good sense wants to learn.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A wise heart shall acquire knowledge: and the ear of the wise seeketh instruction.

English Revised Version
The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

Good News Translation
Intelligent people are always eager and ready to learn.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The mind of a person who has understanding acquires knowledge. The ears of wise people seek knowledge.

International Standard Version
The mind of a discerning person gains knowledge, while the ears of wise people seek out knowledge.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; And the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

Literal Standard Version
The heart of the intelligent gets knowledge, "" And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

NET Bible
The discerning person acquires knowledge, and the wise person seeks knowledge.

New Heart English Bible
The heart of the discerning gets knowledge. The ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

World English Bible
The heart of the discerning gets knowledge. The ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Young's Literal Translation
The heart of the intelligent getteth knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Selfishness of the Unfriendly
14The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, but who can survive a broken spirit? 15The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks it out. 16A man’s gift opens doors for him, and brings him before great men.…

Cross References
Ephesians 1:17
that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in your knowledge of Him.

Proverbs 15:14
A discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.

Proverbs 15:31
He who listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise.

Proverbs 23:23
Invest in truth and never sell it--in wisdom and instruction and understanding.


Treasury of Scripture

The heart of the prudent gets knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Proverbs 1:5
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

Proverbs 4:5,7
Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth…

Proverbs 9:9
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.









Verse 15. - The first clause is similar to Proverbs 15:14; the second gives a kind of explanation of the former - the understanding of the wise man is always expanding and increasing its stores, because his ear is open to instruction, and his ability grows by wholesome exercise (comp. Proverbs 1:5). Daath, "knowledge," which is used in both clauses, the LXX. translates by two words, αἴσθησιν and ἔννοιαν.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The heart
לֵ֣ב (lêḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

of the discerning
נָ֭בוֹן (nā·ḇō·wn)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 995: To separate mentally, understand

acquires
יִקְנֶה־ (yiq·neh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7069: To erect, create, to procure, by purchase, to own

knowledge,
דָּ֑עַת (dā·‘aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1847: Knowledge

and the ear
וְאֹ֥זֶן (wə·’ō·zen)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 241: Broadness, the ear

of the wise
חֲ֝כָמִ֗ים (ḥă·ḵā·mîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2450: Wise

seeks
תְּבַקֶּשׁ־ (tə·ḇaq·qeš-)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1245: To search out, to strive after

it out.
דָּֽעַת׃ (dā·‘aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1847: Knowledge


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